Chat Room Safety tips.

There have been some shocking internet safety stories of how people have been stalked, kidnapped, or harassed. Please don’t let this happen to you or any of your family.

If you are new to chat rooms, then you should read this page. Chatting online is usually a safe and fun form of communication, but chat sites have a dark side to them. I have been chatting for many years. There are a few things you need to watch for.

The problem with being online is that many chats are unmoderated have very few rules, or are not good for reporting problems, many people who use them are perfectly normal people.

However, some people are damaged people, who catfish people into relationships by faking profiles and pictures, or shared interests, it’s a form of grooming or Stockholm syndrome, where they convince you of their identity and slowly build your trust.

Some girls do this for attention, but guys do this too, some people even pretend to be the opposite sex to convince people to send intimate videos or photographs.

While these people are doing it for a thrill it’s also against the law, sadly the legal system is slow to catch up with these types of crimes, as technology is moving faster than the legal system.

There are many people to who this has happened who may not even know, they may have been in touch with someone who shared images, for the person to disappear and the original user who sent the photos is no wiser, kind of like digital theft.

If you believe this is happening please speak to a trusted family member or a friend about what is happening, as this is how scams take place or basically people just waste your time,

It is very difficult to offer a safe chat room, as it’s impossible to monitor all the conversations people have online.  It’s not something any can guarantee, ever some of the big social networking sites struggle with this daily.

I honestly believe this happens to everyone and anyone online at some point, it’s just the case that many people don’t figure out the dangers until they think about it sometime later.

Here are some tips and information on how to stay safe online

chat rooms in reality.

 Sometimes the reality of chat rooms hits you and the blonde model you are talking to turns into a nightmare.

Are chat rooms secure?

The chatroom itself is secure. We use a secure server to stop people from getting access to people’s information. It’s more to do with the people in the chat rooms.

Previously, most people used desktop computers, but it has changed how people use their mobile phones or smart devices to access chatrooms

Sadly, chat rooms have been targeted by predators and pedophiles, which is one reason we don’t allow kids on World of Chat. Children need to be protected on the internet, either by parents supervision, or some kind of software to restrict their access.

They are great places to meet friends and have conversations, even exchange adult messages. However, it’s important that people use their common sense and stick to adult chat rooms if they are indeed adults,

We have some chat room safety tips below, and some of the problems you may encounter online.

Avoid being taken to other websites or apps

Try to avoid giving out your telephone number, or adding them to social media where someone can get your full name, give out an email, or a nonspecific username like on Snapchat.

Most scams take place when someone has isolated users from others, as other people can alert you to any scam or catfishing that could be happening.

What should you avoid doing in the chat room?

Don’t believe everything you are told. People will share all sorts of disturbing stories, to try to manipulate people into doing things for them,

– Never send money to someone you have never met

– Often people will say they know you, where you live or what town you are in, to try to make a false bond with you.

– People will often lie about their age and sex,

– Some people are not who they say they are. Whatever someone says, don’t take it at face value. We have created a list of the many different types of chatters out there. Click here to check it out, and see if any of the people you chat with are on this list.

– You can avoid these people by taking your time to get to know someone. Strong friendships can be formed in chat rooms, but you must know, as, in life, it takes time.

– If you do give any information, make it an email address. Make sure this email address doesn’t contain your name. For example, jonsmith@hotmail.com, it’s a good idea to change your email settings so it doesn’t give your full name to someone when you email them.

– Never give your phone number in a chat room; it is not safe to give your phone number to anyone on the net, especially your home number. For obvious reasons, be careful with your personal details, like location, school, or where you work.

-Never arrange to meet people on the net. Meeting complete strangers is dangerous.

– However, if you do arrange to meet someone on the net, you certainly shouldn’t be doing this within 6 months of knowing someone. You should meet in a public place and you should inform someone as to your whereabouts so someone can vouch for your whereabouts.

– If you feel threatened by anyone in the chat room, you should inform a host or admin. If they are not around, then you should leave the chat room and come back later. Make a note of the person’s nickname so you can inform the Admin or a host later.

Do not be afraid to contact the police if you believe an offense has been committed online.

Other chat room and online safety resources and links.

We are based in the united kingdom so you may need to Google, your own help, for example, United states reporting online abuse.

More info on Child safety www.childnet.com 

General safety advice www.saferinternet.org.uk

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